24 October, 2006
Children’s drawings raise funds at Christmas
Croydon based Kids Cards© at DPIdigital was launched for the academic year 2005 in an attempt to raise at least £20,000 for schools and charities this Christmas. Following several successful years, the project has been continued for 2009.
Schools are invited to participate by getting their pupils to draw or paint a Christmas scene on A4 paper. These are then sent off to the printers to be professionally scanned and printed before despatch to the school or parents. There is no competition so all children get to see their cards printed once their parents have decided to purchase the cards.
Parents at several schools are already excited at the opportunity of having professional produced cards drawn by their children. One parent, Steve Blake, said “This project gives children a sense of achievement at having produced their own cards and is an opportunity for their creative abilities to be stretched. The quality of the sample card is excellent and we are looking forward to being different and sending out our children’s cards this Christmas.”
Every pack raises money for the school and parents can sell the concept on to local businesses and organisations to raise additional funds.
The creative design and copyright of the idea came from Michael Sebaduka, the print operations director of DPI Digital. Michael said “We are delighted to be involved in this programme which helps schools raise funds for much needed projects”.
Kids Cards is supported by Access Underwriting®, leading charity insurance brokers, as part of their corporate community involvement programme.
If any school wishes to get involved they can contact Kids Cards on 0208 689 3124 or visit their website at www.kidscards.co.uk